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Dr. David Kahng is a plastic surgeon who is well known for his latest surgical techniques from Korea and exceptional bedside manner. Dr. Kahng performs double eyelid surgery in an AAAASF accredited facility to provide maximum safety assurance for our patients.

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What Is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery is also commonly known as double eyelid surgery. It is a popular procedure performed to create a double eyelid fold and make the eyes appear larger and more open.

A Customized Treatment Plan In Asian Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Asian eyelids differ from Western eyelids in several significant ways. An epicanthal fold – a skin fold of the upper eyelid covering the inner corner of the eye – is common among Asians, as well as differences in the amount of skin and fat distribution in the upper eyelids. Asian patients may also have congenital ptosis of the upper eyelid or have a “sleepy eye” appearance. This condition may have a different degree of muscle weakness to the absent muscle of the upper eyelid. If this condition is not diagnosed or recognized, with time and age the patient will develop deep forehead lines from using the forehead muscle to open their eyes. Ptosis repair can be safely done along with double eyelid crease surgery.

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Who Needs Double Eyelid Surgery?

An estimated 50% of Asians are lacking an eyelid crease. Among those who have an eyelid crease, there can be a great deal of variability as to definition and symmetry.

Some Asians claim that their eyelid creases may be more or less defined from one day to the next. Asians have more than one type of eyelid structure.

In performing Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles, it is important that the eyelid fold is placed to achieve a natural, appealing look. The fold is positioned differently in performing Asian eyelid surgery than it is when performing Caucasian eyelid surgery. When you choose someone for your double eyelid surgery in Los Angeles, make it a plastic surgeon who is known for producing outstanding results.

Asian patients also can choose their desired double eyelid design such as an infold, outfold, or in-out fold crease. Patients can also choose the desired technique from non-incision, minimal incision, to full incision technique. Dr. Kahng will give personalized recommendations to each individual patient on the design and technique based on facial features and anatomy during the consultation.

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Asian Eyelid Surgery Procedure

At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, patients receive all procedures as an outpatient procedure under intravenous sedation with local anesthesia to provide the utmost comfort and safety to the patient. Our skilled plastic surgeons place the incision lines to be well-hidden in the newly-created eyelid crease. The attention to detail and precision is what makes Dr. Kahng one of the most desired surgeons for Asian eyelid surgery Los Angeles has to offer.

Benefits Of Asian Eyelid Surgery

Asian eyelid surgery is performed to create a double eyelid crease in patients with existing smaller creases or no crease. At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, this popular procedure is performed by highly trained plastic surgeons in a state-of-the-art facility. Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles/Orange County has several important benefits, including:

Enhanced appearance of the eyes

Our eyelid surgery opens up the eyes for a brighter, more inviting look.

Improved facial harmony

Asian eyelid surgery slightly enlarges the appearance of the eyes. This can create better balance with the remaining features and enhance facial harmony.

Easier makeup application

With little to no eyelid crease, applying eye makeup to a good effect can be difficult. Creating a double eyelid crease expands the area of visible eyelid skin when the eyes are open, which creates more makeup options and makes application easier.

Better scope of vision

In some patients, having ptosis can narrow the field of vision. Surgically creating a double eyelid crease and repairing the ptosis opens the eyes further, increasing the patient’s scope of vision.

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Patient Testimonial

"I have monolids and have been wanting eyelid surgery for a long time. I've done many consultations with various plastic surgeons around Los Angeles, but never felt like any of them were a good fit. However, when I did a consultation with CARA plastic surgery in SG, I immediately felt like the staff truly cared about my needs. The consultant, V, spent a long time with me explaining the surgery, pricing, risks and benefits of different procedures, and answered all of the questions I had. She even gave me her phone number and I've texted her many times with questions that she responded to immediately. Because of this, I felt very comfortable moving forward with the procedure. I wanted the suture method but another doctor had previously told me that I did not have the right anatomy for the suture method. During my consult with Doctor Kahng, he seemed very knowledgeable and assessed me and was confident that his three minimal suture method would work for me. It's been 2 months post-procedure and I am SO happy with the results. it exceeded my expectations!! Initially, the swelling lasted for around a week, and one eye had bruising for 2 weeks, but they recommended home remedies that worked wonderfully for both bruising and swelling! There were no other complications. They scheduled follow-up appointments and I felt like the quality of care continued on even after the surgery. I would highly recommend Cara plastic surgery to anyone. I've attached photos below of my healing process."

-Karen H.

Naperville, IL

Asian Eyelid Surgery FAQ

What Happens During Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Why Is Asian Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Recovery From Asian Eyelid Surgery In Los Angeles

How Do I Choose The Right Surgeon?

What Can I Expect With Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Where Will My Asian Eyelid Surgery Crease Be Placed?

How Long Is The Recovery For Asian Eyelid Surgery?

How Do I Choose The Right Doctor For An Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Why Choose Dr. Kahng For Your Asian Eyelid Surgery?

What Happens During Asian Eyelid Surgery?

During double eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the upper eyelid designed to create a natural-looking double crease. Excess skin and fatty deposits may be removed to decrease the volume of the eyelid. This incision will be hidden in the new crease of the eyelid and virtually invisible once healed.

Why Is Asian Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Many Asians have eyelids that lack the crease seen on western eyes, which can bring a “sleepy” look to your face. Asian eyelid surgery awakens your face by making the eyes appear larger.

Recovery From Asian Eyelid Surgery In Los Angeles

Like all surgeries, recovery from Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles varies slightly from patient to patient. In most cases, you can expect the initial swelling and bruising will subside after one to two weeks. As the days pass, you will see the newly created crease start to be revealed. The crease will have settled in at about one to two months following surgery, although you will continue to notice subtle changes for as long as six months.

How Do I Choose The Right Surgeon?

When you decide to have Asian eyelid surgery, it is important to find a plastic surgeon known for having high-level surgical skills in creating an eyelid crease for those of Asian descent. Dr. Kahng at CARA Plastic Surgery is the premier plastic surgeon for this procedure, with private clinics in Los Angeles and Orange County.

If you are considering surgery to create a defined eyelid crease, we invite you to discover the leading plastic surgery clinic for this surgery. Your results should be a subtle facial enhancement that brings greater harmony and balance to your face and enhances the natural beauty of your features. You are invited to discover a plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in surgical enhancements for patients of Asian descent. Expect beautiful results.

What Can I Expect With Asian Eyelid Surgery?

At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, our patients will have the surgery as an outpatient procedure. In most cases, Asian eyelid surgery in Orange County takes approximately one hour. Your surgeon will make sure the incision is hidden well behind the newly created eyelid crease. The operation will be under intravenous sedation with local anesthesia to provide the most comfort.

Where Will My Asian Eyelid Surgery Crease Be Placed?

The crease placement differs for each patient. Dr. Kahng will work with you to determine the approximate height and shape of the crease to create the most harmonious enhancement.

How Long Is The Recovery For Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Like most surgeries, each one is as unique as the patient receiving the treatment. In most cases, you can expect minor swelling and bruising to the eye area. This is completely normal and part of the healing process. It will subside in one to two weeks. You will notice your newly created crease within a few days with results continuing to improve for up to six months.

How Do I Choose The Right Doctor For An Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Your doctor should listen to your surgery goals and help you understand what is possible. Choose a doctor with extensive experience specializing in various forms of cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgeries. Take a look at the before and after photos. Your doctor should have a portfolio of Asian eyelid surgery photos. The procedure must preserve and enhance the natural character of your eye.

Why Choose Dr. Kahng For Your Asian Eyelid Surgery?

A successful Asian eyelid procedure can depend on the skills of your surgeon. Dr. Kahng has excellent surgical skills and a delicate approach. The surgery itself is relatively short but requires meticulous attention to detail. Dr. Kahng is a plastic surgeon and is recognized for his excellence in Asian plastic surgery techniques.

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